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Fighting in the Iran-Iraq War

The war lasted from 1980 to 1988 and is thought to have left over a million people dead.

The war lasted for eight years. The death toll is estimated at over a million people. It began when Saddam Hussein sent planes and troops into Iran in September 1980. Ahmed Almushatat was a young Iraqi medic who was sent to the front line towards the end of the war. He spoke to Louise Hidalgo.

Photo: An Iraqi tank in action. Credit:AFP/Getty Images

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